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Pacific Surfliner Offers New Connecting Bus Service Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Travel | May 19, 2021

ORANGE, Calif.– A new Amtrak Thruway bus route is now offering daily service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with intermediate stops in San Bernardino, Victorville, and Barstow. While bus-only trips for this service can be purchased without a train segment, these buses also offer guaranteed connections to Pacific Surfliner Trains 579, 580, 763 768, 777, and 796.

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Amtrak Offers 15% Student Discount on Routes Nationwide

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel | May 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Great deals are now available for students looking to get away during the summer, travel home, see friends, or return to campus. Amtrak can help students reconnect with friends, rediscover America and explore places off the beaten path with its new student discount. Students between the ages of 17 and 24 can receive 15% off travel throughout the national network. Available at amtrak.com/student-discounts, the offer is valid through December 30, 2021.

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Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation to Resume Service Throughout the State Beginning July 19

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | May 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) today announced that tickets are now available for purchase on their state-supported train services for travel beginning on Monday, July 19. This includes the Vermonter, which provides daily service between Washington, DC and St. Albans, Vermont, with reserved seating for Business Class customers, and the Ethan Allen Express, which offers daily service between New York City and Rutland, Vermont, with connecting service to Washington, D.C.

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Amtrak at 50: Looking to the Future

By | Company News and Statements, News | April 30, 2021

President Joe Biden joined Amtrak executives for a ceremony to pay homage to the past and share Amtrak’s bold vision for the future. Streamed live today from Gray 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, the ceremony highlighted the remarkable contributions of Amtrak employees past and present as well as ambitious plans to expand and improve rail service for the future.

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We’re Honored You Trust Us on Your Journey

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel | April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is setting a new standard of travel with enhanced safety and cleaning measures. With its medical director, public health and safety team and partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, we have studied, analyzed and made improvements to the Amtrak travel experience – from beginning to end – for the safety and health of our people and travelers. In an effort to simplify and safeguard the travel experience, several cleaning, contact-free and convenience measures have been implemented into every part of the customer journey — from time of booking to the moment of arrival.

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Amtrak Adds Carbon Emission Savings Information on All Northeast Corridor Tickets

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Sustainability | April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today, in conjunction with Earth Day 2021 that all passengers traveling on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), between Boston and Washington, D.C., will be provided their trip-specific carbon emissions savings. Savings are calculated two ways: first by showing riders how much they saved by not driving and second, how much they saved by not flying. That difference between train travel and each of these alternative modes is the passenger’s carbon emissions savings (Co2e) with taking Amtrak. On the NEC, travel with Amtrak produces 83% less emissions than driving alone and up to 73% less than flying.

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Amtrak Downeaster Announces MORE Trains and MORE Options to Connect to the People and Places You’ve Missed

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel | April 14, 2021

PORTLAND, MAINE – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced today that the Amtrak Downeaster will increase service and implement a new schedule on May 3, 2021. This will restore the Downeaster to its pre-COVD service level of five daily round trips between Brunswick and Boston. The Downeaster has been offering four daily round-trips since July 2020.

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